BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

DEAR Posters Have Dropped!

Monday, October 26th is DEAR day in BC are you ready?

DEAR Posters are available now – download the all-new 2020 versions here.

BCTLA Fall Newsletter

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Read the latest news here:

BCTLA Fall Conference Registration is Now Open!

The BCTLA October 2020 Fall Conference is going virtual! The conference will be held online instead of at R.E. Mountain High School in Langley, BC.

Keynote Presenter for the October 2020 Conference:

Rebeca Rubio

Rebeca Rubio is an educator, Teacher Librarian, consultant and the District Curriculum Coordinator for Libraries and Information Services in SD38 (Richmond). She supports Teacher Librarians in developing programs, redesigning flexible spaces and developing culturally responsive Library Learning Commons. She is actively engaged in exploring student engagement, multiple literacies and diversity and equity in LLCs.

For details on our schedule for the day:

BCTLA COVID-19 LLC and T-L Recommendations – Updated for February 2021

Please find the updated recommendations for BC Schools in regards to Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings below, specifically for libraries on page 40:

Updates to the previous (September) document can be found here:

Find below previous documents regarding health and safety:

The BCTLA has released an official plan to support the re-opening of school library learning commons spaces. These guidelines provide ideas that can, in collaboration with site administration, be followed during the re-opening process.

BCTLA Spring 2020 Newsletter Released

Find our latest copy of the BCTLA newsletter below.

Highlights include:

  • President’s Message – Supporting words from our President Kristie during this most unusual and challenging time
  • Summer Contest details – enter the BCTLA contest with books, food, and yourself!
  • Conference and Summer Institute Information – the Summer Institute 2020 is cancelled, our October Conference is moving online – details to follow
  • 2019-20 Working and Learning Conditions Report – important and necessary information about the state of our BC schools libraries – thanks again to Leisbet for again creating a thorough report as usual!
  • Angela Thacker Memorial Award – our own Sarah Wethered was awarded this prestigious award in Toronto this past January for her outstanding contributions to teacher-librarianship – congrats Sarah!
  • Author’s Visit – Eileen Cook was invited by the BCTLA to read her latest book, You Owe Me a Murder; a recording of this reading can be found on our BCTLA YouTube Channel
  • BCTLA YouTube Channel – our Lisa Strong has organized our YouTube channel and is adding content – thanks Lisa!